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Schenley Park

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Situated in the heart of Oakland, Schenley Park has come to be Pittsburgh’s civic park. Created in 1889 with land donated by heiress Mary Schenley, the park now contains 456 acres of trails, woods, and attractions. A daily destination for university...more
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Pittsburgh, PA 15213
Squirrel Hill South
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I think October is the best time. It's a huge Park near University of Pittsburgh and CMU. Good place to sit in sun and enjoy the weather. Many attractions for the kids

1  Thank AKSrivastava
Reviewed 4 October 2018

Nice park with interesting things to see. Pretty expansive and well taken care of. May sometimes have to watch out for goose poop :O

Thank doodleranch
Reviewed 21 September 2018

I like to have family gathering here.. Very nice park. we have had a few family cookouts here. I was attended a wedding here before also. This park is huge and has alot to offer.

Thank carlyjones070
Reviewed 20 September 2018

This is really an all day excursion if you want to do it right. We rode our bikes, but it was very hilly and the trails are confusing. You definitely want to have a map. There's a golf course, the botanical gardens, playgrounds, bridges, lakes,...More

2  Thank Steve C
Reviewed 22 August 2018 via mobile

Great trail and paved paths around the park. Random glimpses of wildlife in this lush green space. Just be sure to bring your phone or GPS if you plan to go on a long run as it can be easy to get lost in this...More

Thank TammyV311
Reviewed 14 August 2018

We heard live music, saw wildlife and enjoyed a leisurely walk. If we lived here, we'd come back often. Instead, we'll come back the next time we're in PGH.

Thank joettec320
Reviewed 18 July 2018 via mobile

Be ready for a walk. The park is lovely and you can easily get lost. If you are going in the winter months go prepared, it’s really chilly out here. The ice rink is kinda small but there are other activities you can do.

Thank Cinaalb
Reviewed 11 July 2018 via mobile

Although we didn’t get to see as much as we have liked still it was picturesque and peaceful. It makes for a nice drive after being in downtown Pittsburgh. It’s a plus that Phipps Conservatory is located in the park, however, paid parking is a...More

Thank jgbtravels
Reviewed 29 June 2018

We wanted to look at the signature statue and pond and there was nowhere to park without paying a fee. Likewise when we wanted to explore a trail. Nice park but not user friendly in this way. I'm sure the locals know where to park...More

4  Thank Anonymous855
Reviewed 28 June 2018

Tons of opportunity for runners who like a challenge. Lots of inclines for great cardio. Plenty of parks available for families, parking is hit or miss depending on when you arrive.

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Lisa C
5 August 2018|
Response from Anonymous855 | Reviewed this property |
Maybe a local person knows this but I printed a map of the park from the website.
Gloria C
26 August 2017|
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Response from JoVermont | Reviewed this property |
I think there is parking at the conservatory, but we walked from the Air BNB we were staying at so I wasn't really paying attention to parking....